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Bahn, Paul G.

Works: 298 works in 1,312 publications in 12 languages and 32,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Maps  Reference works  Dictionaries  Case studies  Juvenile works  Atlases  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Singer, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Compiler, Redactor, Interviewee, Originator, Vocalist, Opponent
Classifications: CC165, 930.1
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Most widely held works by Paul G Bahn
Archaeology : theories, methods, and practice by Colin Renfrew( Book )

112 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 2,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widely praised for its comprehensive coverage, excellent graphics, and well-organized layout, this invaluable introduction to the discipline of archaeology has been expanded to include all the latest developments." "Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn provide a comprehensive overview of the theories and methods of practicing archaeologists worldwide in the field, the laboratory, and the library. There are over one hundred special features, fifteen entirely new, on major topics from underwater archaeology to radiocarbon dating, from the origins of farming to the archaeology of gender. The revised edition also includes: in-depth case studies on important projects and key sites; detailed information on new approaches and new methods such as GIS and optical dating: and illustrated descriptions of the dramatic archaeological finds of the 1990s such as the Alpine "iceman," pre-Columbian gold finds at Sipan and Sican, and the Paleolithic painted caves of Cosquer and Chauvet in France."--BOOK JACKET
Archaeology : a very short introduction by Paul G Bahn( )

74 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology-a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past
The Cambridge illustrated history of archaeology by Yan Ma( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology offers a complete account of the history of the subject in a language accessible to the non-specialist. By way of extensive illustration and examples of particular events and discoveries, it shows how our notion of the past has evolved over time. Archaeology is a subject in which the relationship between 'fact' and 'speculation' has always been a problematic one, and the book pays special attention to this, examining some of the hoaxes and forgeries and wrong-turns as well as the scientifically indisputable steps forward. There are special features on prominent sites and archaeologists; and the book is uniquely strong in its account of the subject today, offering informed reflections on its current status and on its future
The Cambridge illustrated history of prehistoric art by Paul G Bahn( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on body art and rock and cave art as well as figurines and carvings on bone and pottery
Mammoths by Adrian Lister( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text provide a comprehensive look at mammoths, the Ice Age giants that are the early relatives of today's elephants. Describes archaeological and geological excavations and research findings
Palaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags in European context by Paul Pettitt( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive and fully illustrated study, by an international team of experts, of the first British examples of cave art, discovered at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border in 2003. This important discovery is contextualized by comparative, up-to-date studies of European cave art, from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy. - ;Cave art is a subject of perennial interest among archaeologists. Until recently it was assumed that it was largely restricted to southern France and northern Iberia, although in recent years new discoveries have demonstrated that it originally had a m
Written in bones : how human remains unlock the secrets of the dead by Paul G Bahn( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together a team of international experts to show how the careful study of bones and other ancient remains using modern scientific techniques, known as forensic archaeology, can reveal a picture of the lives, cultures and beliefs of ancient societies. Includes the Chinchorro mummies of Chile, Ötzi the Iceman, headless men and giant wolves from a Mesolithic cemetery in Siberia, burials from Han dynasty China, bog bodies from Denmark, and many others
The enigmas of Easter Island : island on the edge by John Flenley( Book )

20 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the inhabitants of Easter Island and where did they come from? Why and how did they erect the giant stone statues found all over the island? Paul Bahn and John Flenley tackle these and a host of other questions, making use of the most recent historical and archaeological evidence
Archaeology : the key concepts by Colin Renfrew( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of key ideas in archaeology and their impact on archaeological thinking and method." "Featuring over fifty detailed entries by international experts, the book offers definitions of key terms, explaining their origin and development. Entries also feature guides to further reading and extensive cross-referencing." "Archaeology: The Key Concepts is the ideal reference guide for students, teachers and anyone with an interest in archaeology."--Jacket
The atlas of world archaeology by Paul G Bahn( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlas of World Archeology takes readers on an archeological journey around the globe, from the origins of humankind to early historical times. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the atlas combines authoritative yet lively text with a wealth of full-color maps and features. 200 illustrations. 80 maps. The Atlas of World Archaeology traces the early story of humankind in all parts of the world and demonstrates how archaeologists are constantly adding to our database of knowledge. Readers can follow the story of human evolution through different stages in history, capturing the fascinating transformations made during each time period. Among the book's many highlights are: The First Peoples, including the earliest hominids, from Homo habilis to the Neanderthals, their tools, shelter, art, and technology, and the global spread of modern humans; The Postglacial Revolutions, including the transition from the Ice Age to emerging civilization, the use of fire and such secondary technology as the wheel and the plow, and the formation of writing systems; The Rise of Civilization, including the agriculture of the Near East, the Bronze Age trade of Western Asia, the Iron Age of Southeast Asia, Predynastic Egypt, the Americas, the Maya, and the Inca Empire. Bahn (archaeologist and author) and Barry Cunliff (emeritus, U. of Oxford) present an international team of experts who trace the story of human development in all parts of the world and demonstrate how archaeologists are constantly adding to our knowledge. The first part starts with the emergence of the earliest hominids in Africa and describes their evolution and spread throughout the world before the end of the last Ice Age. The second offers global coverage of major advances achieved by humankind in the next 10,000 years. The third divides the world into five broad geographical regions to take a closer look at these advances and to examine significant changes in human development in each one
The archaeology of Hollywood : traces of the golden age by Paul G Bahn( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Age of Hollywood utilized many backgrounds, from industrial zones of film studios to the mansions where the glamorous live, partied, and were buried. Yet few traces of that Tinseltown have been documented. Bahn takes us on a tour that is part history, part archaeology, and enlivened by reminiscence
Mummies : the newest, coolest & creepiest from around the world by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of mummies from around the world, discussing their discoveries, the methods used to create them, and their possible significance for the cultures in which they lived
Lost cities by Paul G Bahn( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume a team of experts have presented a wide variety of towns and cities across the globe, of different types and from different periods, showing the enormous range of the archaeological record-and humanity's
Images of the Ice Age by Paul G Bahn( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the Ice Age, here in its third edition, is the most complete study available of the world's earliest imagery, presenting a fascinating and up-to-date account of the art of our Ice Age ancestors. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it covers not only the magnificent cave art of famous sites such as Lascaux, Altamira, and Chauvet, but also other less well-known sites around the world, art discovered in the open air, and the thousands of incredible pieces of portable art in bone, antler, ivory, and stone produced in the same period. In doing so, the book summarizes all the major worldwide research into Ice Age art both past and present, exploring the controversial history of the art's discovery and acceptance, including the methods used for recording and dating, the faking of decorated objects and caves, and the wide range of theories that have been applied to this artistic corpus. Lavishly illustrated and highly accessible, Images of the Ice Age provides a visual feast and an absorbing synthesis of this crucial aspect of human history, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate universally important works of art, many of which can never be accessible to the public, and which represent the very earliest evidence of artistic expression
Journey through the ice age by Paul G Bahn( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Bahn and Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.C. to 40,000 B.C., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. 150 full-color illustrations, 50 b & w illustrations
Archaeology : the essential guide to our human past( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind"
Easter Island, Earth Island by Paul G Bahn( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the enigmatic Easter Island civilization using new archaeological evidence to unlock the mysteries of the island's massive effigies and its unusual "birdman" cult
Collins dictionary of archaeology( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the preface to this new dictionary of archaeology, Dr. Paul Bahn describes his approach to compiling this work as " ... an attempt to drag the concept of the archaeological dictionary kicking and screaming into the 1990s." And he has done so without losing any of the traditional power of a good dictionary. Endeavoring to pay particular attention to theoretical and technical terms not usually included in similar dictionaries, Dr. Bahn was aided by a contributors' panel of 16 regional experts. The resulting dictionary of nearly 3,000 entries offers definitions of the archaeological world's most recent terms and theories and covers techniques, sites, and time-honored nomenclature as well. Biographical entries on archaeologists of the past further enhance the scope of the dictionary, giving the reader a sense of the historical development of the discipline. Readers will also benefit from the abundant cross-references that interconnect related entries and from the line drawings that accompany many of the entries. Forty-seven pages of maps and a list of titles for further reading arranged by topic complete this new research tool and field guide that will capably serve the broad spectrum of the archaeologically interested public
What is archaeology? : an essay on the nature of archaeological research by Paul Courbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tombs, graves and mummies by Paul G Bahn( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bodies and graves present a unique and exciting aspect of archaeology, providing much information about social status through the quality and quantity of goods found in graves and tombs. This book surveys the great variety of this archaeological form from around the world, from the earliest fossil humans to the royal burials of Ur and the victims of the Battle of Little Bighorn, and explores what it is they have to tell us about the lives and deaths of our ancestors".
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The Cambridge illustrated history of archaeology
Archaeology : a very short introductionThe Cambridge illustrated history of archaeologyThe Cambridge illustrated history of prehistoric artMammothsPalaeolithic cave art at Creswell Crags in European contextWritten in bones : how human remains unlock the secrets of the deadThe enigmas of Easter Island : island on the edgeArchaeology : the key concepts
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Ba en, Bao luo 1953-

Ba'en, Baoluo 1953-

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Bahn Paul G.

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Bahn, Paul Gerard.

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Bahn, Paul (Paul G.), 1953-

Banas Polas G.

Bao luo Ba en 1953-

Baoluo Ba'en 1953-

Paul G. Bahn

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반, 폴 1953-

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保羅巴恩 1953-

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